My name is Maria and I am the founder of PLANTY.
More than anything else I enjoy healthy plant based cooking. Sharing my experience and recipes with others is something I love doing with every cell of my body! And talking about that, I suppose we all should take a better care of the home we live in – the human body. Personally, I believe the power of good nutrition to be essential for achieving optimal life-long health. Only by finding a balance inside our mind and body will we be able to live in balance with the world!
I studied Culinary Arts program at SWISSAM Hospitality Buissines School in Saint-Petersburg, Russia. The program is based on ICE (Institute of Culinary Education in USA). The 6-month long course mostly consisted of practical classes which provided the basic understanding of culinary world, including different cooking techniquies, modern cuisine and pastry. We also had classes on italian, french, spanish, german, american, mexican, indian and asian cuisines.
From May 2017 to September 2018 I worked as a main chef in the “Mad Espresso Team” coffee house, which is in a Top-3 Best Coffee Houses in Saint-Petersburg of 2018 Year. I got a priceless experience in team-management, building a kitchen from nothing and creating a menu obviously. I worked with passionate baristas and we created meals and desserts together which complemented the main part of this place – coffee. Even though that place was not necessarily as passionate for the plant based lifestyle as I was, I am forever grateful for the opportunity and experience that the amazing team of Northwest Coffee Roasting Company provided me with.